Priority 1  Recommendations
Third year review 2000-2001

Note: Two years ago (í99-í00), the Panel renumbered the recommendations 1-a, 1-b, etc., then consolidated some, resulting in apparently missing numbers. To accommodate the electronic survey, we have renumbered the recommendations 1-1, 1-2, etc. but retained the correspondence to the original recommendations in the original Task Force Report, hence some apparently missing numbers.

 

Recommendations

Respondents

Oversight Panel Assessment of Progress

1-1 Formation of Oversight Panel

 

Implemented & functioning

1-2 Administrative workshops

J. DiBiaggio

Mel Bernstein

Not yet done; perceived commitment not high

1-3 Formation of Office of Diversity Education  & Development  

Wayne Bouchard

In place; perceived as effective & staff commitment very good

1-4 Relocation of OEO to Ballou Hall (University -wide office)

Wayne Bouchard

Space offered, no response; not solely ASE decision; new  FT Director; Panel has on-going concern that OEO reports to Human Resources, not to President

1-5 Administratorís speeches to include themes of diversity, tolerance

J. DiBiaggio

Sol Gittleman

Ioannis Miaoulis

Susan Ernst

Leila Fawaz

Implemented & functioning well

 

1-6 Incorporation of race into existing curriculum

 

three new faculty positions

Mel Bernstein

Susan Ernst

Leila Fawaz

Iaonnis Miaoulis

3 new faculty hires in Latino/a areas; Asian American  & Native  American gaps addressed with speakers & faculty workshops but gaps remain, especially in Asian American areas; no faculty searches this year or past 2 years

1-7 Faculty Development & training for inclusive environment

Margery Davies

In place during academic year; attendance variable; perceived effectiveness variable; needs to involve a wider faculty audience

1-8 Financial aid incentives in Capital Campaign

John DiBiaggio

Gary Lowe

Implemented & evolving; perceived commitment high

1-9 Race/diversity in Orientation

Bruce Reitman

Implemented, functioning & continuing to evolve  

1-10 Calendar for extended Orientation  

Bruce Reitman

Implemented & functioning

1-11 Student performing groups

Bruce Reitman

Implemented & functioning

1-12 Administrative response to misrepresentation in Tufts media

Bruce Reitman

Implemented & functioning;

1-13 Administrative Response Team

John DiBiaggio

Margery Davies

Bruce Reitman

Implemented & functioning; full-page report in Daily & website summarize all incidents; 2 new teams--for immediate response & educational intervention, include Deanís Ofc, Center Directors, Senate Ethnic & Cultural Aff. Comm.  

 

1-14 Student recourse procedures

Bruce Reitman

Implemented & functioning; new brochure on confronting intolerance & revised student disciplinary system, including addressing Tufts student behavior at other area campuses

1-15 Administrative response team for residence halls

Margery Davies

Bruce Reitman

Implemented & functioning

1-16 Campus police diversity training

John King

Programs in place & being developed; perceived as effective

1-17 No consolidation of Culture Centers

Bruce Reitman

Implemented; continuing commitment to presence &  identity of Centers

1-18 Culture Center Support

Bruce Reitman

Increased & evolving

1-19 Funding for cultural programming

 Margery Davies

 

Implemented via VP Office Diversity Fund

1-20 Culture Centers & Orientation
        a. budget
        b. extended programs

Bruce Reitman

Wayne Bouchard

Implemented & evolving; in past year included $10k contribution to Latino Ctr student trip to Cuba

1-21 Co-sponsoring events by VP and Centers

 

In place

1-22 Culture Center pamphlets

Bruce Reitman

In place, new unified pamphlet for the 6 centers

1-23 Bulletin rewrite to distinguish Centers and Houses

Bruce Reitman

In place, including better clarity in Admissions tours &  publications

1-24 Training for RAs

Bruce Reitman

In progress, perceived effectiveness variable; not up full strength due to changes in Res. Life operations; needs resources